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Awards and Recognition for Inova Alexandria Hospital


U.S. News & World Report: Among the Best in Washington, DC Area

U.S. News best regional hospitals badgeFor the 2021–2022 awards year, Inova Alexandria Hospital has earned the distinction of #7 Best Hospital in the Washington, DC metropolitan region (tied with Inova Loudoun Hospital), and the #13 Best Hospital in the state of Virginia.

High Performing in Clinical and Surgical Areas

U.S. News & World Report also has ranked Inova Alexandria Hospital as “High Performing” for the following specialty areas or procedures:

  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • COPD
  • Diabetes Care
  • Heart Failure Treatment
  • Kidney Failure Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Pneumonia Care
  • Stroke Care

About U.S. News "Best Hospitals" rankings

For the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialty areas, 175 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

"Straight A's" for Hospital Safety

Leapfrog awardInova Alexandria Hospital has received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2022, marking straight "A's" since 2018. This designation recognizes our efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving the healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

Recognized as a Top Performer

gold sealInova Alexandria Hospital has earned recognition as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission. This means we have demonstrated excellence in accountability measure performance shown to improve care for certain conditions. We are one of only 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve this distinction.

Excellence in Nursing Care

Joint Commission Center of Excellence for Hip and Knee Replacement

gold sealInova Alexandria has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation for hip and knee replacement by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes our dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards.

Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center

gold sealInova Alexandria Hospital was the fourth hospital in the country to receive this new advanced stroke certification from the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. As a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TCS), this designation certifies that Inova Alexandria Hospital meets the rigorous standards for performing endovascular thrombectomy (EVT).

Excellence in Stroke Care

Award sealExcellence in Stroke Care: “Get With the Guidelines”

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have recognized Inova Alexandria Hospital with three Gold Plus recognitions for excellence in stroke care and treatment:

  • Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus
  • Advanced Therapy
  • Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

These "Get with the Guidelines" awards indicate that stroke assessment and services at Inova Alexandria Hospital provide patients with the best chance of survival. Learn more

Women’s Care Excellence Awards

Inova Alexandria Hospital has received recognition for superior care of women during and after childbirth and for care of women receiving surgery for treat of diseases and conditions of the female reproduction system.

  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ – 2019
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ – 2019

American College of Cardiology Award for Heart Attack Treatment

award sealInova Alexandria Hospital is one of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019.

This award reflects our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and that we’ve reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the ACC and American Heart Association’s clinical guidelines and recommendations.

To receive the Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, our hospital demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain – MI Registry for eight consecutive quarters and performed at the top level of standards for specific performance measures.

AACVPR Certified

Commission on Cancer: Accredited Cancer Center

Logo: commission on cancerInova Alexandria Hospital is fully accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons for providing the best in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Among the Best in Breast Care

Logo: NAPBCThe Breast Cancer Program at Inova Alexandria Hospital was one of the first centers in the Washington, DC, region to receive a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Read Inova Alexandria Hospital's press release about this breast care accreditation.

APEx Accreditation for Excellence in Radiation & Oncology

APEX logoThe Inova Alexandria Hospital radiation oncology program is accredited as a center of excellence (APEx) by the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). APEx accreditation demonstrates commitment to high standards of safety and quality in the practice of radiation and oncology and that we practice patient-centered care by promoting effective communication, coordinating treatment, and engaging patients and their families as partners in care.

Accredited by the American College of Radiology

Gold sealThe Inova Cancer Center – Alexandria was the first in Northern Virginia accredited by the American College of Radiology, demonstrating the highest level of quality and patient safety.


Excellence in Respiratory Care

Excellence in Surgery

Go Clear Award™ from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

AORN Go Clear AwardInova Alexandria Hospital received the Go Clear Award™ for its achievement in eliminating hazardous smoke from its surgical procedures.

The Go Clear Award is presented by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) to recognize healthcare facilities that have committed to providing increased surgical patient and health care worker safety by implementing practices that eliminate smoke caused by the use of lasers and electrosurgery devices during surgery. Inova Alexandria Hospital earned its award by undergoing comprehensive surgical smoke education and testing and for providing the medical devices and resources necessary to evacuate surgical smoke during all smoke-generating procedures.

Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year

chamber of commerce business awardOn October 1, 2020, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce honored the best businesses and nonprofit organizations in Alexandria. In recognition of our team members serving thousands of Alexandria residents and stepping up to the challenge of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, Inova Alexandria Hospital was awarded the Best Overall Business Award.

Partner for Change: Environmental Excellence Award

Award LogoInnovation, initiative, leadership, and hard work has earned Inova Alexandria Hospital this year’s Partner for Change Award presented by Practice Greenhealth. Selection as an Environmental Excellence Award winner recognizes the organization’s ongoing commitment to improving its environmental performance and your efforts in achieving a top standard of excellence in sustainability.